Social Work is a very demanding profession but our lecturers have worked hard to build our confidence

Suzy Dix, MA Social Work graduate
Suzy Dix
Postgraduate student
MA Social Work
Suzy shares how her experience at The University of Sheffield has prepared her well for a career in social work.
Suzy Dix, MA Social Work graduate

“After deciding to embark on a career change, The University of Sheffield was the only place I wanted to study for an MA in Social Work. It has an excellent reputation and I felt confident that the course would prepare me well for a career in this field.

"The robust application procedure meant that my classmates shared similar ambitions to me, which made for a very positive learning experience."

Suzy Dix

"The staff, both academic and administrative, have a range of skills and expertise; they have been warm, friendly and very approachable, which has really helped me to meet the demands of the course.  

“Social Work is a very demanding profession but our lecturers have worked hard to build our confidence. The range of guest speakers we have had access to has highlighted what a varied and exciting sector Social Workers operate in.

"I also served as a student representative on two panels with Social Work England, which is based in Sheffield.  This was a brilliant opportunity to further increase my understanding of social work and network with other professionals.

"During my final year I was offered two jobs in Social Work and have opted to accept a role with a local authority within the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership. I am looking forward to beginning work in October and am very excited to see how and where my career develops!”

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